(Military.Aerospace) The U.S. Army Research Office (ARO) in Durham, N.C., and the National Security Agency (NSA) Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) at Fort Meade, Md., have launched a research hub intended to connect scientists and engineers to explore the limits of quantum computing information technologies. Click here to view Sam,org, the research hub.
“Substantial progress on solving the most difficult and long-term Quantum Information Science & Technology (QIST) research problems that unleash further rapid progress in the field will constitute LQC success,” officials wrote in the solicitation.
QIST involves probing and manipulating subatomic phenomena with the intent to transform how humans process and move data. It is expected to usher in new forms of sensing, communications and trusted-computing, and has inspired interest across the government. Passed at the end of 2018, the National Quantum Initiative outlines a coordinated federal plan to accelerate and advance quantum technology-centered studies and applications in the United States.